|The Story||Fire departments respond to
92 grassfires last weekend - many caused by fireworks. The fire
marshal cited "carelessness" as the root of many of the fires.
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||What? Going out on a windy
day and shooting a ball of flames over grass that hasn't seen rain in
over two months isn't prudent?
|The Story||The Letter to the Editor section
has become very political on a national scale over the last few weeks.
This week, Kara Curry Shriver suggests that a previous letter write
"move to North Korea or Iran" "if you are so unhappy with America."
|The Spin||Yeah! This country
has no place for those that exercise their free speech rights to
criticize those in power. Beat it!!
|The Story||A jury sentences a 45 year old
woman with no prior felony convictions to 35 years in prison for
delivering 4/10ths of an ounce of methamphetamine to an undercover
|The Spin||In other news, a sexual
predator was released from prison due to overcrowding. Why are our
prisons so full? Oh . . . . wait....now we get it.
|The Story||The Decatur Planning and Zoning
Commission approves a private club at the Decatur Civic Center. The
club will be in charge of alcohol sales.
|The Spin||We suppose there is some
irony in government sanctioning the act of folks going into a public
building to consume substances that alters their mental states while
across the road is the Wise County Jail, another public building, that
also welcomes folks that have consumed substances that altered their
|The Story||The Time Out convenience store,
which was destroyed by fire last November, reopened on June 30th.
|The Spin||The anxious Paradise
citizenry required extra security to be brought in to guard the bean
burritos and steak fries. "My wife has lost 20 pounds since the
store burned down," said one farmer. "If I don't get some saturated fat
in her in a hurry, she'll be impossible to live with!"
|The Story||An elderly lady attacks Messenger photographer Joe Duty
with a bunch of green beans.
|The Spin||And he has the photographic evidence to prove it.